Bad behaviour or societal failure? Perceptions of the factors contributing to drivers' engagement in the fatal five driving behaviours
Paul M Salmon, Gemma JM Read, Vanessa Beanland, Jason Thompson, Ashleigh J Filtness, Adam Hulme, Rod McClure, Ian Johnston
APPLIED ERGONOMICS | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2019
The so-called 'fatal five' behaviours (drink and drug driving, distraction and inattention, speeding, fatigue, and failure to wear a seat belt) are known to be the major behavioural contributory factors to road trauma. However, little is known about the factors that lead to drivers engaging in each behaviour. This article presents the findings from a study which collected and analysed data on the factors that lead to drivers engaging in each behaviour. The study involved a survey of drivers' perceptions of the causes of each behaviour and a subject matter expert workshop to gain the views of road safety experts. The results were mapped onto a systems ergonomics model of the road transport sy..View full abstract
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Awarded by Paul Salmon's Australian Research Council Future Fellow grant
This research was funded through Paul Salmon's Australian Research Council Future Fellow grant (FT140100681). We would also like to acknowledge the two reviewers for their insightful and helpful comments on the original manuscript.